2019 District 46 Conference

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

Confidence - How to Get It, How to Use It, How to Keep It

Captain Karen Baetzel

Keynote Speaker
Captain Karen Baetzel

Captain Karen Baetzel is an internationally recognized thought leader and trainer on confident leadership using lessons she has learned in over 30 years as a commissioned Naval officer, corporate executive, and founder of BattleAxe Consulting Services. Karen trains leaders at high performing organizations such as NASA, Microsoft, U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and was honored in 2015, as one of the nation’s top 101 Leadership Speakers by New York Times best-selling author, Kevin Kruse. At her retirement from the U.S. Navy, Karen was and remains one of the few aviators of either gender to be qualified as an aircraft commander certified to fly helicopters, propeller, and jet aircraft. Sharpen your confidence with a little help from BattleAxe!

Captain Karen Baetzel

Luncheon Keynote

Counterfeit Confidence

Find the Real Thing

Ever feel like you just don’t know what you are doing? Do you “fake it ’til you make it" as a regular habit? Is your confidence "counterfeit” leaving you feeling hollow and ineffective? Join Karen as she teaches us her secrets on how to build true equity in ourselves with this innovative leadership presentation on developing your authentic self for real confidence and real success for life and work.

Dinner Keynote

Commanding Confidence

Leading and Following In a Challenging World

This creative dialogue will engage, inform, and equip you to think not only what it means to be an effective leader, but also an effective follower. In both high and low stake situations, at work and at social gatherings, we all move in and out of being leaders and followers. What does it mean as a leader to command confidence, trust, and respect? What does it mean to practice good followership to advance personal and work goals? Learn how to be the best you can be with action steps you can use now for piloting your life to new heights!

Choose From Three Educational Workshops

Lada Lysniak


Play Your Way To Confidence And Become A Better Speaker

It’s playtime! Come join me for a series of playful physical & emotional exercises that will break you out of your shell, and open your heart and mind to increase your speaking and stage confidence.  Learn to retrain your brain from the FEAR of speaking to the LOVE of speaking and sharing the message of you!  Get rid of your speech jitters in fun and creative ways! Come prepared to play!

Toni Coleman-Brown


Amplify Your Leadership Message With A Podcast

The podcasting orbit is exploding right now. This workshop is for leaders who are seeking to expand their thought leadership to new audiences, build their brand, and simply get their message to the masses all via the world of podcasting.

In this workshop session participants can expect to learn:

  • the benefits of creating a podcast
  • the tools needed to make it happen
  • how to come up with ideas to plan and record new episodes
  • how to execute and launch a new podcast

Ruby Baker
Warren Bubb
Jackie McIntyre




Motivate To Listen

Effective stagecraft is an advanced and underutilized speech technique that will improve your speeches immeasurably. In this interactive presentation, learn how to keep your audiences engaged and listening using proven acting techniques, storytelling, and rich content.

Conference Activities Overview

(see below for agenda)

  • Registration & Welcome
  • Continental Breakfast
  • First Timers Welcome
  • Business Meeting - Election of 2019-2020 District Officers
Radhi Spear, DTM, International Director Region 9

District 46 is honored to welcome to the Business Meeting and Conference, our 2007-2008 District Governor, current International Director, Region 9, Radhi Spear, DTM.

  • Luncheon Keynote & Buffet Lunch

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  • Choice of Three Educational Workshops
  • Video Parade of Banners
  • Evaluation Contest
  • Dinner Keynote & Buffet Dinner

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  • International Speech Contest
  • Awards, Raffle Winners, Closing Ceremony

Conference Agenda

7:45-8:30 AMRegistration and Welcome (Breakfast)
8:30-11:00 AMBusiness Meeting
11:00-11:15 AMBreak for Networking & Socializing
11:15-12:00 PMMessage from Region 9 International Director Radhi Spear
12:00-12:45 PMLunch & Parade of Banners Videos
12:45-1:45 PMKeynote - Karen Baetzel - Counterfeit Confidence - Find the Real Thing
1:45-2:00 PMBreak for Networking & Socializing
2:00-3:00 PMEducational Workshops
 Interpersonal and Strategic Communication
Lada Lys'niak - Play your way to Confidence and Become a better speaker
Jacqueline McIntyre, Ruby Baker and Warren Bubb - Motivate to Listen
 Technology and Leadership
Toni Coleman Brown - Amplify Your Leadership Message With A Podcast
3:00-3:20 PMBreak for Networking & Socializing
3:20-4:30 PMEvaluation Contest
4:30-5:15 PMDinner & Raffle
5:15-6:15 PMKeynote - Karen Baetzel - Commanding Confidence - Leading and Following In a Challenging World
6:15-6:35 PMBreak for Networking & Socializing
6:40-8:00 PMInternational Speech Contest
8:00-8:20 PMContestant Interviews
8:20-8:35 PMInstallation of the New Leadership Team
8:40-8:50 PMContest Awards
9:00-9:30 PMAppreciation and Closure

New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY 11369
(718) 565-8900